News Archives: 2015


2015

Placer County Proclaims Local Emergency for Dying Trees

The Placer County Board of Supervisors today proclaimed a local emergency for the high number of dead and dying trees across the county. The move follows Governor Jerry Brown's emergency declaration and seeks federal resources to help in the removal of dead and dying trees. Click here to read more.

January MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Linda Brown will present

Proposed Residential Project, Greyhawk III:
Presented by: Marcus Lo Duca on behalf of Patterson Properties (30 min.)
Greyhawk III is a proposal by Patterson Properties to develop a 72-unit residential development on a 17.5 –acre site at the northeast corner of Sierra College and Eureka Road. The project would include detatched, single-story, single-family residences on the eastern portion of the site and attached residential “halfplex” units on the western portion. Private roads accessed from a gated entryway off of Eureka Road is proposed. The applicant is also requesting a rezoning of the eastern portion of the site from RS-B-40 PD = 2.0 to RS-B-18 PD = 2.8.

Placer Supervisors Approve Revised Bickford Ranch Development

On Wednesday, December 9, 2015, a revised plan for the Bickford Ranch housing development located between Loomis and Lincoln was approved by a 4-1 vote by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. Click here to read more.

Placer Supervisors Agree to Regulate Medical Marijuana

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved the development of a comprehensive medical marijuana regulatory framework for the unincorporated areas of the county. Click here to read more.

Supervisors Vote to Hold off On Loomis, Meadow Vista Library Closures

Libraries in Meadow Vista and Loomis may remain open until June after the board of supervisors voted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 to consider a budget revision at its Jan. 5, 2016 meeting. The revision, if approved, would provide funding for six months to give library supporters time to formulate a plan for continued operation of the branches. Click here to read more.

Give New Life to Old Christmas Trees

When it comes time to un-deck the halls, you can give your old, unflocked, Christmas tree new life by recycling it. Placer County and its OneBigBin program partners provide several convenient options. Whether recycling your tree curbside in your green waste can, or dropping it off free of charge at one of nine locations, please be sure to remove all ornaments and lights. Click here to read more.

December MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2015 has been cancelled. The next MAC meeting is set for Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

October MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Linda Brown will present

Proposed Residential Project, Whitehawk I:
Presented by: Dave Cook, RCH Group on behalf of Meritage Homes (15 min.)
Whitehawk I is a proposal by Meritage Homes to develop a 24 - unit Planned Residential Development on an 18.1 - acre site on the south side of Douglas Boulevard 200 feet east of Woodgrove Way , outside of the 300 foot setback. The project would include detached, single - story, single - family residences situated along private roads accessed from a gated entryway off of Douglas Boulevard. Approximate ly sixty - two percent of the project site would remain as Open Space. A Community Plan amendment and rezoning have been requested.

Proposed Residential Project, Whitehawk II:
Whitehawk II is a proposal by Meritage Homes to develop a 56 - unit Planned Residential Development on a 33 - acre site on the south side of Douglas Boulevard at Seeno Avenue , outside of the 300 foot setback. The project would include detached, single - story, single - family residences situated along private roadsaccessed from a gated entryway off of Douglas Boulevard. Approximately fifty - eight percent of the project site would remain as Open Space. A Community Plan amendment and rezoning have been requested.

Community Involvement on Placer County Projects in Development: Granite Bay Memory Care (PLN15-00051): Public Hearing

The Placer County Zoning Administrator will conduct a public hearing regarding the Granite Bay Memory Care (PLN15-00051) on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 9:10 AM in Planning Commission Room (3091 County Center Drive, Auburn, CA 95603). Click here to learn more.

September MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Linda Brown will present

Placer County Transportation Agency Update:
Presented by: Celia McAdam, Executive Director (20 min.)
Placer County Transportation Agency staff will provide information on future transportation issues in Placer County. The presentation will include an overview of options for addressing those issues, including infrastructure improvements and potential funding sources.

Proposed Zoning Text Amendment for Secondary Dwelling Units:
Presented by: Christopher Schmidt , Senior Planner, Placer County Planning S ervices Division (15 min.)
The MAC will receive information on a proposed Zoning Text amendment that will provide property owners with more flexible options to develop a secondary dwelling unit to accommodate family or a potential renter. The proposed amendment promotes the efficient use of existing housing stock and public infrastructure, as well as a variety of housing options for changing family needs.

County Increasing Its Investment in Road Maintenance This Summer

Placer County’s investment in road maintenance work is getting a big boost this year.

The Public Works Department maintains more than 1,000 miles of roads in unincorporated areas throughout the county. The county pared back the road maintenance budget significantly during the recession, but has been working to restore budget support since then. For more information, please click here.

Bike Lane Project on Key Stretch of Auburn Folsom Road Approved

Bike lanes on a key stretch of Auburn Folsom Road in Granite Bay are about to get a major upgrade. The project will provide Class II bike lanes on both sides of Auburn Folsom from Douglas Boulevard northward to Joe Rodgers Road. Construction is tentatively scheduled to get underway in September. For more information, please click here.

County Honored For Responsible Spending For 13th Straight Year

For the 13th consecutive year, Placer County's Procurement Services Division has received the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award, one of the nation's highest honors for responsible spending practices. For more information, please click here.

San Juan Water District - Town Hall Meeting

You're invited to San Juan Water District's Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, August 26 at 6 p.m. at the Eureka Union School District Gym - 5455 Eureka Road in Granite Bay. You will learn about our current water supply conditions and hear from representatives from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on management of Folsom Lake as well as the State Department of Fish and Wildlife to discuss their water supply needs.

Community Involvement on Placer County Projects in Development: Hawk Homestead (PLN15-00193)

For those who have requested to be included in the noticing of the subject project and/or CEQA projects in Placer County, click here to see the Notice of Preparation for your review.

The public comment period for this project starts on July 29, 2015 and ends on August 27, 2015; your comments can be emailed to cdraecs@placer.ca.gov or mailed to :

  • 3091 County Center Drive
  • Suite 190
  • Auburn, CA 95603.

August MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 5, 2015 has been cancelled. The next MAC meeting is set for Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

National Night Out 2015

This years' National Night Out will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Neighborhoods throughout Granite Bay are hosting barbeques, potlucks, ice cream socials and other fun events. Check with your Placer County Neighborhood Watch group to see if your neighborhood is participating.

Ban on Unlawful Camping on County Land to Take Effect August 6th

The Board of Supervisors took final action on July 7 to adopt an ordinance that will prohibit camping on most county-owned properties beginning August 6. For more information, please click here.

Community Involvement on Placer County Projects in Development: Granite Bay Memory Care (PLN15-00051)

For those who have requested to be included in the noticing of the subject project and/or CEQA projects in Placer County, click here to see the Mitigated Negative Declaration for your review.

The public comment period for this project starts on July 24, 2015 and ends on August 24, 2015; your comments can be emailed to cdraecs@placer.ca.gov or mailed to :

  • 3091 County Center Drive
  • Suite 190
  • Auburn, CA 95603.

2014 Value of Ag Crops, Products Highest in More Than 20 Years

The 2014 Agricultural Crop Report, reported the total gross value of last year's agricultural corps and products at $86,464,000, up 4.4 percent from 2013. Rice was the highest value crop followed by cattle and timber. For more information, please click here.

Sign up for the 2015 Summer/Fall PCSO Community Awareness Academy

Reservations are now being taken for the Placer County Sheriff Office's Community Awareness Academy. This year, participants will tour the new South Placer Jail in addition to several other "field trips." So, save a spot now as the academy fills up quickly.

Attendees are asked to attend all eight classes, each of which covers a different topic. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1 and ending Sept. 24 and will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Community Room at the Placer County Sheriff's Office headquarters in the Auburn Justice Center, 2929 Richardson Drive, Auburn.

The academy will kick off with a welcome by top sheriff's administrators and an overview of how the department works. On subsequent nights, presentations will be made by air operations, Search and Rescue, the bomb squad, the Special Enforcement Team, the marine unit, investigations, hostage negotiators and the drug task force. There will also be a demonstration by members of the K-9 team. In addition, participants will be touring the new jail, will tour the morgue, the 911 dispatch center, and the air operations hangar.

The academy is intended to provide the citizens of Placer County with an overview of the Sheriff Office's functions, policies and procedures, as well as getting them involved in their community. The goal of the academy is to provide a greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement's role in the community. Attendees must be at least 18 years of age, work or reside in Placer County and agree to submit to a minor background check.

The deadline for making a reservation is August 6. To reserve a spot, call Community Services Officer Kim Rivera at (530) 889-6922 or email krivera@placer.ca.gov

Community Involvement on Placer County Projects in Development: CountryHouse Memory Care Facility

For those who have requested to be included in the noticing of the subject project and/or CEQA projects in Placer County, click here to see the Mitigated Negative Declaration for your review. .

The public comment period for this project starts on June 29, 2015 and ends on July 28, 2015; your comments can be emailed to cdraecs@placer.ca.gov or mailed to :

  • 3091 County Center Drive
  • Suite 190
  • Auburn, CA 95603.

July MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Linda Brown will present

Barton Ranch:
Presented by: Ron Wood, RFE Engineering, Project Civil Engineer, Melanie Jackson , Associate Planner, Placer County Planning Services Division (1 5 min.)
A proposed project to develop a 10 - acre parcel into a 10 - unit Planned Residential Development that would include 2.4 acres of open space. The project is located on the west side of Barton Road, north of Macargo Road and adjacent to the intersection between Barton Road and Rockhurst Way.

Granite Estates Professional Center:
Presented by: Roy Schaefer, Associate Planner, Placer County Planning services Division, Ron Wood, RFE Engineering, Project Civil Engineer , Jeff Stowell, Architect (15 min.)
The project proposes a Conditional Use Permit, Tent ative Parcel Map and Design Review to construct three medical office buildings and one office building with associated parking (109 stalls) , and circulation areas on a 4.45 - acre parcel, APN: 048 - 083 - 017. The project is located on south side of Douglas Boul evard at Granite Estates Drive, Granite Bay, CA .

Placer County Burn Day Infomation

Burn day information is usually updated daily at 8 a.m. Current burn day information is also available by telephone at the following numbers:

  • Auburn area: 530-889-6868
  • Outside Auburn: 1-800-998-BURN (2876), toll-free

Placer County also has a chipper program that can help reduce large burn piles to small biodegradable chip piles.

Supervisors Approve Proposed Budget for 2015-16 Fiscal Year

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on June 16 to approve an $803 million proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The proposed balanced budget is less than one percent higher than the $798 million final budget for this fiscal year.

To read more, please click here.

National Association of Counties Honors County Health and Human Services Department With Five Awards

The Placer County Health and Human Services Department will receive five 2015 Achievement Awards at next month’s annual convention of the National Association of Counties. To read more, please click here.

Conservation on Tap as Board Hears Drought Update from Placer County Water Agency (PCWA)

Even though customers from 19 Sacramento-area water agencies have saved more than 20 billion gallons of water since January and the region leads the state in water conservation, it isn't enough. Facing a fourth consecutive year of drought, California is now under strict water conservation requirements that are forcing residential, agricultural and commercial water users to change their water habits.

To read more, please click here.

Committees and Commissions

The Board of Supervisors appoints citizens of Placer County to committees and commissions in order to guide and advise local government. These are the committees and commissions we invite you to consider serving on. We have regular vacancies and it is important that these be filled by a broad spectrum of voices.

mPOWER Provides Incentives Installing Water Conservation Measures

On May 5, 2015, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a waiver of the processing fee for all mPOWER applications received between May 1 and October 31, 2015 that include the installation of $1,500 or more in water conservation measures. This processing fee waiver will save residential applicants $500 and $1,300 for non-residential applicants.

To read more, please click here.

Obeying Leash Laws Keeps Dogs, Wildlife and the Public Safe

Placer County does have a leash law. It is a simple rule that states it is illegal for people to allow their dogs to run free in unincorporated areas of the county. The ordinance requires that if a dog is off its owner's premise, the dog must be on a leash or in an adequate enclosure.

To read more, please click here.

June MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Linda Brown will present

Auburn Folsom Widening Project Update:
Presented by: Kevin Ordway, Senior Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works and Bob LoRusso, Vice President of Salaber Associates, Inc. (10 min.)
The latest update on the Auburn Folsom Widening Project will be provided. What information can you expect to hear ? What are the contractors doing now? What work still needs to be done? What is the anticipated completion date? Is there more work to be done in the future? The answer to thes e questions and more will be provided in the update.

Folsom Lake Estates Neighborhood Traffic Management Program Project :
Present e d by: Alice Atherton, Associate Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works (20 min.)
Members of Folsom Lake Estates community have formed a committee that is utilizing the County’s Neighborhood Traffic Management Program with the goal of implementing traffic calming measures in their neighborhood. The community has voted on a neighborhood ballot with the purpose of showing the community support of installing permanent speed cus h ions and one stop sign, with a majority of the cost bor n e by the neighborhood. Results of this ballot will be presented. Public Works is requesting a Recommendation of Support from the Granite Bay MAC.

This item will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on July 7, 2015.

May MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Linda Brown will present

Neff Rentals’ Request for 10 - Foot High Electric Fence:
Present e d by: Sherri Conway, Senior Planner, Placer County Planning Services Division ( 15 min.)
The MAC is being asked to review the Design Review Committee’s decision to deny a request for a 10 - foot high electric fence at Neff Rentals, located at 84545 Sierra College Boulevard, Granite Bay (APN: 048 - 030 - 073). The Design Review Committee’s decision i s being appealed to the Planning Commission. The property is zoned CPD - DC (Commercial Planned Development Zone District, with a combining Design Corridor). The purpose of the CPD zone district is to designate areas appropriate for mixed - use community shopp ing centers, office parks, and other similar development. The purpose of the Design Corridor (DC) combining district is to provide special regulations to protect and enhance the aesthetic character of lands and buildings within public view.

The item will be heard by the Planning Commission on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

LOCATION CHANGE: May MAC Meeting

May’s Mac meeting, scheduled to held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 7 PM, has been moved to the Big Gym: 5477 Eureka Road

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Placer County Sheriff Office's Annual Ride With Pride 2015 Sign-up

It's time to sign up for the Placer County Sheriff Office's Annual Ride With Pride, a one-day camp that pairs grade-school children with deputies and their horse partners. Reservations are required and the camp fills up quickly each year.

Participants may choose to attend Ride With Pride on one of four days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, June 15, 16, 17 or 18 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. Members of the Sheriff's Office, all with horse experience, have developed a complete program featuring sessions in which children have fun while learning about the care, handling and riding of horses. Children ages seven through 12 are invited to participate. This is a free event.

Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day and a free lunch is provided. For more information or to register, call Community Services Officer Lynn Harrison at (916)652-2419 or e-mail her at lharriso@placer.ca.gov.

April MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Linda Brown will present

The Middle Fork Project - Overview :
Presented by: Brett Storey, Senior management analyst, Placer County Planning Department
The Middle Fork Project (MFP) is a multi - purpose water supply and hydro - generation project designed to conserve and control waters of the Middle Fork American River, the Rubicon River, and several associated tributary streams in order to meet municipal, industrial, and agricultural demands within western Placer County, to provide recreational experiences, to contribute to the natural resource preservation and enhancement of the river and to generate power for the California electrical grid. In 2006, the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) and the County of Placer entered in to a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) in order to obtain a new Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license to approve Future Electrical Energy Sales, fund the necessary operational costs and to distribute revenues from Future Electrical Energy Sales to both PCWA and Placer County. The presentation will provide an overview of the project, the re-license process and the policies (financial, administrative and operational) and potential revenues involved. Get a more detailed description of the project at http://www.placer.ca.gov/projects/middle-fork-project.

The Grove at Granite Bay Subdivision and Conditional Use Permit Modification:
Present e d by: Sherri Conway, Senior Planner, Placer County Planning Services Division (15 min.)
The project, the Grove at Granite Bay, is located on the west side of Berg Street, south of Olive Ranch Road and north of Douglas Boulevard, in the Granite Bay area. The applicant is seeking a modification to the Conditional Use Permit for The Grove at Granit e Bay (PSGC 2004 - 0294) regarding the setback requirements on several lots.

Six (6) specific lots that are bordered by Berg Street to the south (APNs : 460 - 260 - 001, 460 - 260 - 008, 460 - 260 - 009, 460 - 270 - 002, 460 - 270 - 009, 460 - 280 - 009) , the applicant is requ esting to modify the following Conditions of Approval:

  • 82: Notification to future owners of Lots 1, 8, 9, 24, 25, and 32 that solid fencing on any type is prohibited within the “front” setback along Berg Street.
  • 85: Notification to the future owners that no structures, including sold fencing over 3’ in heights may be installed in front setback areas, including any property frontages along roadways.
  • 97: Other than approved entry features, solid walls, solid wood fencing, and any other solid features are prohibited along the Berg Street and Olive Ranch Road frontages. Open fencing (i.e. wrought iron) is allowed, subject to review and approval by the DRC.
The project was approved to include a 30 - foot landscaped corridor from the edge of the easement of Berg Street, in addition to a 25 - foot landscape easement, and a building setback requirement of 50 feet from the property line. The applicant is requesting the modification to allow property owners the option to construct full or partial solid fencing at the edge of the 25 - foot landscape easement to allow for greater privacy in the backyards of these lots that front on Berg Street. The required 50 - foot building setback from the project boundary would remain unchanged.

Additionally, the applicant is requesting to modify the following Condition:

  • 12 – Show the limits of the future, unmitigated, fully developed, 100 - year flood plain (after grading) for the on - site marsh and wetland areas on the Improvement Plans and Informational Sheet(s) filed with the Final Map(s) and designate same as a building setback line unless greater setbacks are required by other conditions contained herein. Show a 30’ rear setback line for Lots 10 and 11 due to the close proximity of the 100 - year post - development ponding limit.

The applicant is requesting reductions in the front setback to lot 12 (APN 460 - 260 - 012) and to the front and rear setbacks to lots 10 and 11 (APNs 460 - 260 - 020 and 460 - 260 - 011). The front setback reduction requested for these three lots would be modifie d from 35’ to 25’ to allow for more flexibility in home plotting, a reasonable useable yard area and to avoid impacting trees. The rear yard setbacks backs requested for lots 10 and 11 are currently 30’. The developer requests a reduction to the rear set back for lots 10 and 11 to the standard 10’ or to the flood elevation of 313, whichever is more restrictive.

 

Committees and Commissions

The Board of Supervisors appoints citizens of Placer County to committees and commissions in order to guide and advise local government. These are the committees and commissions that you might consider serving on. We have regular vacancies and it is important that these be filled by a broad spectrum of voices.

District 4 Vacancies

Placer County Assessment Appeals Board is accepting applications. Specific criteria must be met for this position. For more information about the Board click here. For an application, click here.

March MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Linda Brown will present

Little Sunshine Playhouse & Preschool :
Presented by Stephen Brown, Buttry - Brown Development and Ron Wood, RFE (15 min.)
Little Sunshine Playhouse & Preschool is a proposa l that is to be located at 5408 Douglas Boulevard, Granite Bay, CA. The project is located on the south side of Douglas Boulevard, south of Monterey Pine Place and southwest of Berg St reet . Th e project has not submitted an application to Placer County Planning Division at this time .

2015 Water Supply Reliability Barton Road Intertie Project:
Presented by David Petty, Project Manager C & D Contractors, Inc.
This is a joint project between Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) and San Juan Water District (SJWD) to upgrade and install a 12” pipeline in the Barton Rd. roadway to provide improved transport of water . The project contractor is requesting Public Works Department approve a soft closure on Barton Road between Cavitt Stallman Road and Indian Springs Road. The contractor has submitted a Traffic Control Plan. The soft closure will require a total of 18 working days . It will require an additional soft closure at the end of the project to do the final overlay on the road. The contractor is requesting the MACs comments on the soft road closure.

Country House Memory Care Facility:
Presented by Forrest Westin, Agemark (20 min.)
The Country House Memory Care Facility is proposed to be located on two parcels, totaling 1.7 acres, located at the northeast corner of Barton and Douglas Boulevard. The project proposes an extended care medical facility for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The 32,400 square foot building will include 45 rooms with 48 beds, a commercial kitchen and dining area, offices and stations for 24/7 staff.

Placer County Winery Ordinance:
Presented by George Rosasco, Supervising Planner, Placer County Planning Services Division ( 30 min.)
In 2013, at the direction of the Board of Supervisors, staff initiated preparation of a revision to the Placer County Winery Ordinance. It was determined that the wine industry was burgeoning and that the Winery Ordinance needed to address the unique land use issues associated with wineries, such as access requirements, wine tasting rooms, and private functions in predominantly rural areas. Staff has conducted five workshops before the Planning Commission which has resulted in the proposed Draft Ordinance before you today as an action item.

District 4 Vacancies

Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) is accepting applications for a MAC member. For more information about the MAC click here. For an application, click here.

Accepting applications for Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) Secretary. Placer County MAC Secretary. For an application, click here.

Placer County Assessment Appeals Board is accepting applications. Specific criteria must be met for this position. For more information about the Board click here. For an application, click here.

February MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Linda Brown will present

San Juan Water District and Sacramento Suburban District Proposed Merger Discussion:
Presented by: Shauna Lorance , General Manager, San Juan Water District (10 min.)
Information will be provided on San Juan Water District and Sacramento Suburban District’s proposed merger.

Overview of KidsFirst a Nonprofit Organization:
Presented by: Barbara Besana, Interim Executive Director
KidsFirst is the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Placer County, operating two Counseling and Family Resource Centers in Roseville and Auburn; celebrating twenty - five years as the Child Abuse Prevention Council in Placer County. Their mission is to “end child abuse and neglect.”

Sign-up Now for Sheriff’s Community Awareness Academy

Reservations are now being taken for the Placer County Sheriff Office’s Community Awareness Aca de my. This year, participants will tour the new South Placer Jail in addition to several other “field trips.” Save a spot now as the academy fills up quickly.

Attendees are asked to attend all eight classes, each of which covers a different topic. Classes are held Monday and Wednesday evenings, beginning Monday , March 2 and ending March 25 . Participants will hear from members of the department’s special units and , in addition to touring the new jail, will tour the morgue, the 911 dispatch center, and the air operations hangar.

Classes are held in the Community Room at the Placer County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in the Auburn Justice Center, 2929 Richardson Drive, Auburn. Classes are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The academy will kick off with a welcome by top sheriff’s administrators and an overview of how the department works.

On subsequent nights, presentations will be made by air operations, Search and Rescue, the bomb squad, the Special Enforcement Team, the marine unit, investigations, hostage negotiators and the drug task force. There will also be a demonstration by members of the K-9 team.

The academy is intended to provide the citizens of Placer County with an overview of the Sheriff Office’s functions, policies and procedures, as well as getting them involved in their community. The goal of the academy is to provide a greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement’s role in the community. Attendees must be at least 18 years of age, work or reside in Placer County and agree to submit to a minor background check.

A reservation is required. To reserve a spot, call Community Services Officer Kim Rivera at (530) 889-6922 or email krivera@placer.ca.gov.

The LEAD Program is a free, voluntary prevention and education program for retail licensees, their employees, and applicants. The curriculum is designed for licensees, managers, and employees. The program is 3-1/2 hours long and participation is limited to 40 persons per class.

The LEAD Program has received national awards and is certified by the California Coordinating Council on Responsible Beverage Service. To reserve a space, contact CSO Lynn Harrison at (916) 652-2419 or email her at lharriso@placer.ca.gov.

Update on the Pond Pavilion & Lofts Project

Located between Berg Street and Barton Road on Douglas Boulevard in Granite Bay, the project proposes the construction of an event pavilion and 26 working lofts on two separate parcels. It was presented at MAC Wednesday and approved. However, the event center was not well received by many at MAC due to the noise 200-300 attendees could make and the ability to hold 200 events a year.

The public comment period on this project starts on 1/8/15 and ends on 2/6/15; after which, the Planning Commission may hear about this project February 26. In the meantime, you can click here to read the Mitigated Negative Declaration, you can also e-mail your comments here or you can mail them here:
Environmental Coordination Services
Placer County Community Development Resource Agency
3091 County Center Drive, Suite 190, Auburn, CA 95603
Phone:
530-745-3132
Fax: 530-745-3080

Eureka Union School District Kindergarten Registration

Registration for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten will begin February 3rd in the Eureka Union School District.

If you have an incoming Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten student for the 2015 – 2016 school year, you may pick up a registration packet at the TK – 3 school of your residential area:

Greenhills School
8200 Greenhills Way
Granite Bay, CA 95746
(916)-791-4230

Maidu School
1950 Johnson Ranch Dr.
Roseville, CA 95661
(916)-789-7910

Oakhills School
9233 Twin Schools Road
Granite Bay, CA 95746
(916)-791-5391

*Registration packets may be picked up beginning Tuesday, February 3rd.*

Included in the registration packet are the times of school tours and the Parent Welcome and Information Night. If you have any questions you may contact any of the schools above. We are looking forward to your child’s first step into school.

New Granite Bay Alert Posted

The GBCA hasn’t published a monthly Alert for the last year due to the stagnant development in our community. However, in the last months a number of projects have been proposed for the Douglas Boulevard corridor and are in various stages of submittal at County. Click here to learn more about them.

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